|"Jesus at the Center" Theme at MHA Graduation » Mile High Academy has witnessed more than 50 graduating classes march down the aisle in cap and gown. So much can be said about our long history. One thing is constant, however, and that is that every graduating class stands tall on graduation weekend as they accept their diploma and wait for that tassel to be flipped, proud of their accomplishment.
As we review the graduation of the Class of 2017--the pictures posted online, the words written about each student--the theme is celebration. It's a celebration of all those who worked so hard to make this moment happen--the dedicated teachers that passionately taught their subjects and Christ to their students, the students who studied late into the night to take tests and write papers that were honor worthy, the parents who sacrificed time and resources to make sure their children went to a Seventh-day Adventist Christian school.
And each parent has a story to tell. We love the passion they show for their graduates and their accomplishments. Graduate Ethan Sieber’s parents, wrote this about him, “We love the heart for service you have. We are so proud of you, your caring heart, your integrity, honesty and responsibility--all great qualities that will carry you through life.” About Matthew Reinoehl, his parents said, “His dad and I are blessed by his desire to be a positive force in the world and we are looking forward to sharing in the adventure as he finds his path to serve.”
At the helm is Principal Toakase Vunileva. This is her fifth graduation at MHA. These graduates were barely eighth graders when she first met them. She remembers them as a boisterous and outgoing class with energy to spare. She loves the mature leaders into which she has seen them grow.
“They have so much potential." said Toakase. "And though we will miss them, I can’t wait to see all that they will do once they go out into the world.”
Passionate about every student that graduates, when this class chose their theme of "Jesus at the Center" and she saw them live that theme in their daily lives, it touched her in a special way.
This class was a high-achieving class, with four schools vying for their attention. They’ve been offered close to $1 million in scholarships. The world is in front of them and Jesus is at the center. The possibilities are endless.
[Text and photo by Agape Hammond]
OUTLOOK Magazine Features Ron Price as Person of Peace » A member of the Executive Committee from Farmington, New Mexico, Ron Price is also the author of a bestselling book, PLAY NICE in Your Sandbox at Work. He was featured in the current issue of OUTLOOK Magazine as a Person of Peace. Each month in 2017, OUTLOOK is featuring individuals who are actively involved in peacemaking with their families, friends and communities. According to Ron, being a person of peace means that "to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. I must strive to emulate Him in all ways to the best of my very limited ability. He was indeed a Peacemaker; therefore, I should be also within my sphere of influence."
Ron's book discusses how to solve difficult situations/conflicts in personal life, in churches, and in society. To purchase PLAY Nice in Your Sandbox at Work, visit his website at http://www.productiveoutcomes.com/book/ [RMCNews]
"Shine Bright" at Summer Camp! » Camp for the Blind is coming to Glacier View Ranch Sunday, June 25 through Sunday, July 2, an annual program of Christian Record Services, operated by the National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC). Registration for the camp is now open. Blind camp will be combined with family camp to offer a casual, enjoy-at-your-own-pace good time.
NCBC campers are required to bring a trusted friend or family member (age 18 or older, of the same gender as the camper) to be a sighted guide or personal care attendant and to share in the fun of camp.
National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) sponsors camps in locations around the United States. This summer, 11 camp locations will offer traditional summer camp activities such as horseback riding, waterskiing, crafts, archery, and much more. To see the full camp schedule, visit www.BlindCamps.org.
To register for blind camp, please contact Shannon Werner at 303-282-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventist Book Center Opens For Camp Meeting Specials » Our local ABC is gearing up for a busy summer of sales. You can enjoy camp meeting prices at both NE Colorado Camp Meeting and Wyoming Camp Meeting. "There are sales galore," says Suzanne Hafar, ABC manager.
If you can't attend either of these, you can still get their special, in-store prices. See their summer schedule below:
June 4 (Sunday), 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Enjoy camp meeting sale prices. Leanies are back!
June 9, 10 -- NE Colorado Camp Meeting, Campion Academy campus
July 2 (Sunday) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- This in-store auditorium sale will feature food demonstrations, camp meeting specials, and music.
July 11 - 15 -- Wyoming Camp Meeting, Casper, Wyoming
The Adventist Book Center (ABC) carries a full line of Pacific Press and Review & Herald products, Bibles, Sabbath School supplies, children’s materials, music, devotional materials, and more. See their flyer here. Sign up for RMC ABC specials here. There are sales galore.
Inside the Mind of Hate-Filled Harry » New levels bring new devils. Whatever God blesses, the devil attacks, so if you don’t want anyone to attack you, get on your knees tonight and ask God not to bless you! In 26 years as a local pastor and administrator I have observed that antagonists follow a pattern with their attacks. By knowing this information I am about to share, it won’t be less hurtful, but at least you can see the hate coming and prepare better. Another principle to remember is that the following list is not always sequential, but often will include all elements by the time the attack is done.
1. Control: The first step is control. This is done two ways:
(1) Doing favors so you owe them. (2) Exerting the influence they perceive they have to make you do what they want. That is why it’s important to love everyone, but trust a few.
2. Dismissal: If they can’t control you, they will ridicule, dismiss and even sometimes stop talking to you. Smirks and sarcasm will dominate any interactions. This is the passive/aggressive preferred method. The problem is, the anointing on your life is impossible to ignore. Private anointing brings public blessings and there is no way to ignore God’s operations in your life.
3. Attack: Letters, emails, phone calls, secret meetings, sucker-punch board meetings. When they see that dismissal and control won’t work, they will resort to direct attacks. It’s sad, but some are not only willing to die for the truth they are willing to kill for it. Often the language is couched in religious jargon, but make no mistake, its pain and removal they are after. This is the hardest part, because what is plainly obvious to you when you see God’s blessing is completely oblivious to them. Everything you do screams threat to them. Stay above the fray. Address the hate but don’t embrace it.
4. Enlist others to attack: Another way haters increase the level of attacks is by enlisting others to join them. It is at this point that the depression hits the hardest in you. Your most basic desire is to respond by defending yourself and attacking back. Please resist that temptation. Don’t spend much time following them around to correct the attacks. God has not called you to defend yourself, but to be faithful. Here is what I do: (1) Spend extra time in prayer and fasting, (2) Talk about it with a trusted friend, and (3) Go out of my way to act in loving ways to my attackers. People eventually will see the same issues you saw. It takes a while, but believe me, it will happen.
Right now you may be feeling the wrath of a hate-filled Harry in your life and ministry. Just remember – if God is for you, the ones who are against you are wasting their time.
[Roger Hernandez, ministerial director, Southern Union Conference; Courtesy of NADministerial "Called"]
Fruit Juice and Your Infant » The American Academy of Pediatrics has extended its recommendation against offering juice to all infants from 6 months and younger to 12 months and under says Fred Hardinge, DrPH. RD on Positive Choices.com. Toddlers should be given no more than 4 ox (120 ml) of 100% juice; children 4-6 years old no more than 6 oz (180 ml) and 7-18 years no more than 8 oz (235 ml).
Parents and grandparents need to be aware of the impact juice can have on the weight of infants and children. Reducing consumption of juice during infancy can reduce the risk of obesity later.
RMC CAMP MEETINGS
NE Camp Meeting » Held at Campion Church, NE Camp Meeting will take place June 9-10 (not June 2-3 as previously announced). Ed Schmidt is the speaker. For more information, call Campion Church at 970-667-7403. The church is located at 300 42nd Street SW, Loveland CO 80537.
Cowboy Camp Meeting » Cowboys at heart will meet on Forestry land about a mile past Silver Jack Reservoir from July 5-9 for Cowboy Camp Meeting. Delinda Hamilton will speak on the Gospel of the Stars and Amy Gane, on the Science of Creation. For more information, including detailed directions to camp meeting location, contact Adam Smith at 303-591-7277. Silver Jack Reservoir is located south of Cimarron, Colorado, on Interstate 50. Take Big Cimarron Road south into the Uncompahgre National Forest and watch for signs as you near Silver Jack Reservoir.
Wyoming Camp Meeting » Held at Mills Spring Ranch July 11-15, Wyoming Camp Meeting will feature Philip Samaan for both the afternoon series, "Dare to be a Daniel" and the evening series, "Jesus is Still the Way." Rocky Mountain president and vice-president, Ed Barnett and Eric Nelson, will present the morning meetings followed by Olivia Gold, teacher at Forest Lake Education Center, who will present "Catching Kids for Christ: Reaching Every Age with the Age-old Truth." To reserve a cabin or RV/tent space, call Jodie Gage at 307-259-5301. Mills Spring Ranch is located at 8000 Tower Hill Road, Casper WY 82601.
Hispanic Camp Meeting » From September 1-3, Glacier View Ranch will host Hispanic Camp Meeting with the theme Small Groups. Guest speakers include Omar Grieve and Nessy Pittau-Grieve, both from the Hispanic Voice of Prophecy, and Julio Chazarreta from Pacific Press. Lourdes Chazarreta will present music through voice. Worship and activities will be held for the children. Glacier View Ranch is located at 8748 Overland Road, Ward CO 80481.
Summer Camp » Glacier View Ranch and Mills Spring Ranch camp sessions are filling up. Spots go quickly, so sign up today at rmccamps.
GLACIER VIEW RANCH
||June 25-July 2
||$140 + Lodging
MILLS SPRING RANCH
Wyoming: Seaside Escape–a study of Sarah and Hagar
Franktown Church » The Women's Ministry at the Franktown Church will be giving purses that are new or gently used to the women at the Castle Rock Crisis Center. Our goal is to give away 100 purses! We are hoping you will consider participating in this with us by donating a purse that is filled with personal items such as lotion, feminine products, pens/pencils, note pads, shampoo, conditioner, hair products, neutral colored makeup, nail polish and perfume. You can be a blessing to someone in need! Purses and items can be dropped off at church. Thank you so much!
Women's Ministry Retreats 2017 » RMC Women’s Ministries is excited to announce the Area Women’s Retreats for 2017:
Mills Spring Ranch on Casper Mountain
August 26, 27
Contact: Rhonda McDonald: 307-259-8147
Colorado Western Slope: Falling in Love Again
Speaker: Darla Sherman
Mountain Top Retreat (15 miles from Montrose)
Contact: Linda Johnson: 970-245-2294
Colorado Metro, NE/SE: The Best Is Yet To Come
Speaker and Musician: Jaclynn Huse along with
her daughter Shelby, age 16
BEGINS SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH FREE CONCERT
at Greeley Adventist Church
EVERYONE INVITED! -- not just for women.
Followed by one-day Women's Retreat
Sunday, September 17
at Pinehurst Country Club in Littleton
Contact: Ginger Bell: 720-980-9006
Journey Through the Holy Land » You are invited on the trip of a lifetime! Join others from the RMC on September 3-11 as we explore the land where Jesus walked. This is a spiritual pilgrimage that is guaranteed to be deeply impactful to your faith. A 4-day extension trip to Eilat and Petra is also being offered. The trip is limited to 30 people, so don’t wait. For more information, CLICK HERE, or email email@example.com.
Vista Ridge Academy » is looking for a full-time preschool teacher for its preschool program. For more information, contact Sandy Hodgson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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